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Cablegate: Embassy Phnom Penh

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DE RUEHPF #0611 2330216
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 210216Z AUG 09
FM AMEMBASSY PHNOM PENH
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 1096
INFO RUEHBK/AMEMBASSY BANGKOK 2761

UNCLAS PHNOM PENH 000611

SIPDIS

SECSTATE FOR INL/C/CJ AND EAP/RSP
BANGKOK FOR ILEA

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MARR MASS MOPS PHUM PREL CB
SUBJ: HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR CAMBODIAN NOMINEES FOR ILEA "COMPLEX
FINANCIAL INVESTIGATIONS" COURSE, OCTOBER 5-9, 2009 IN BANGKOK,
THAILAND

REF: STATE 73156

1. This is an action cable. See Paragraph Six.

2. Reftel is guidance for screening nominees for U.S.-sponsored
training programs.

3. To comply with the Leahy amendment relative to U.S. sponsored
security assistance training, the U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh has
conducted local human rights vetting for the following individuals
selected for the "Complex Financial Investigations" Course, October
5-9, 2009 in Bangkok, Thailand.

NOMINEES:

NAME: CHEA, Bunthol (Male)
DPOB: November 20, 1960; Phnom Penh
RANK/POSITION: Colonel, Deputy Director
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Criminal Police Department

NAME: MOK, Vanna (Male)
DPOB: February 10, 1973; Kandal
RANK/POSITION: Colonel, Deputy Director
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Royal Police Academy

NAME: UK, Kosal (Male)
DPOB: April 1, 1974; Kandal
RANK/POSITION: Colonel, Deputy Commissioner
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Kampong Thom Provincial Police

NAME: VONG, Vet (Male)
DPOB: January 9, 1974; Banteay Meanchey
RANK/POSITION: Major, Office Chief
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Banteay Meanchey Police

NAME: PHOK, Sovann (Male)
DPOB: March 9, 1972; Phnom Penh
RANK/POSITION: Major, Deputy Office Chief
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Kampong Cham Provincial Police

ALTERNATE:

NAME: CHHEANG, Mony (Male)
DPOB: April 13, 1962; Phnom Penh
RANK/POSITION: Lt. Colonel, Office Chief
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Criminal Police Department

NAME: MONY, Sopheak (Male)
DPOB: February 11, 1982; Phnom Penh
RANK/POSITION: Captain, Section Chief
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Internal Security Department

4. U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh has reviewed its files and finds that,
as of this date, it possesses no credible information of gross
violations of human rights by the above-mentioned individuals.

5. The individuals will attend the "Complex Financial
Investigations" Course, October 5-9, 2009 in Bangkok, Thailand. The
course is sponsored by the United States Department of State and
will be presented by the Internal Revenue Service.

6. Action request: Please verify whether the Department possesses
any credible information that the individuals named above have been
implicated in gross violations of human rights. Post requests a
Leahy vetting response from the Department by September 4, 2009.

7. Point of contact for Amembassy Phnom Penh is Jenae
Johnson at Johnsonjd3@state.gov or tel: 855-23-728-118, or Alicia
Gale at galean@state.gov or tel: 855-023-728-110.

RODLEY

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